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215th Pennsylvania Infantry      
Company A
James Jackson Purman - 1st Lieutenant   
'Jack' Purman was carried off the wheatfield by Lt. Thomas Park(s) Oliver of the 24th Georgia Infantry. Lt. Oliver carried Purman on his back while crawling through the wheatfield on all fours. Lt. Purman became a physician and very close friend of Lt. Oliver after the war. Purman met and married his nurse, Mary Witherow, daughter of Samuel Witherow of Gettysburg. He and Lt. (later Capt.) James Milton Pipes of the 140th Pennsylvania attempted to save Pvt. John Buckley of the 140th and in doing so both were seriously wounded in the wheatfield. Both Purman and Pipes were awarded the Medal of Honor by the U.S. Congress.
Contact Name:  Debbie
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Date Added:  9/14/2011
Company A
Abner W Taylor - Private   
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Contact Name:  James Taylor
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Date Added:  9/25/2016
Company A
Levi Paul Taylor - Private   
Levi Taylor was my great great grandfather. He and his brother Abner W. Taylor were both part of the 140th Infantry Co. A from Sept 4 1862 until the spring of 1865. Levi was awarded an 8 dollar per month pension for a gun shot wound to his left elbow.
Contact Name:  James Taylor
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Date Added:  9/25/2016
Company C
Tillinghast M Mowry - Unknown   
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Date Added:  3/28/2010
Company D
John Closser - Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Rick Fowkes
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Date Added:  6/28/2007
Company D
Thomas Glennen - Private   
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Date Added:  8/10/2004
Company D
William Wolverton Sharp - Major   
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Date Added:  9/3/2007
Company E
Andrew Johns(t)on - Private   
Wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, PA on July 2, 1863. Shot in the left shoulder. Discharged on May 31, 1865 with the rest of his company.
Contact Name:  Kayla Grimm
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Date Added:  5/19/2008
Company E
Jesse Stricklin - Private   
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Date Added:  5/19/2008
Company E
William Turner - Private   
William Turner was 14 or 15 years old when he signed up to fight in the Civil War (1861 - 1865). When he signed up he was placed in Company E of the 140th REGIMENT INFANTRY. The 140th Infantry was organized at Pittsburg and Harrisburg and mustered in September 8, 1862. His next stop was to Parktown, Md., September 9, and duty guarding Northern Central Railroad till December 1862.
Contact Name:  James K. Osterritter
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Date Added:  12/10/2010
Company F
Francis Marion Grimm - Private   
Enlisted February 27, 1864. Wounded at Petersburg, VA June 17, 1864 with loss of leg. Discharged on surgeon's certificate March 16, 1865.
Contact Name:  Matt Stewart
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Date Added:  6/18/2008
Company G
Dunning Hart - Corporal   
He was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, receiving three gunshot wounds, one slight and two serious. Sent to a Philadelphia Hospital for about eight months assigned to the 3rd Veteran Reserve Corp. of which he was an officer before again fit for duty,. In the spring of 1864 he returned to his unit remaining until discharged at Augusta, Maine, in September, 1865
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Date Added:  11/24/2008
Company K
WILLIAM HANLIN - Corporal   
WOUNDED JULY 2,1863 AT THE ''LOOP''at gettysburg.HIT IN LEFT LEG WITH SHRAPNEL FROM 12.3 LB.CANNONBALL.DIED IN PARIS,PENNSYLVANIA IN 1907.WAS CRIPPLED FOR LIFE.BURIED AT CHESTNUT RIDGE CEMETRY,PARIS,PENNA.
Contact Name:  R.L. GAFFOLI
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Date Added:  2/27/2005
Company K
James C. Lyle - Private   
Pvt. James C. Lyle enrolled at Cross Creek, PA 21 August 1862 and was mustered in 4 September 1862 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was mustered out on 31 May 1865. During his time in the army, he saw action at the Battle of Gettysburg. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Contact Name:  Cynthia McWreath
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Date Added:  10/5/2005
Company K
William Mason Rea - Private   
Pvt. William Mason Rea, from Cross Creek, PA, in the year following the Battle of Gettysburg, was wounded at Todd's Tavern, Virginia. He was later admitted to Lincoln Hospital in Washington, D.C. on 8 May 1864. Source: National Archives and Records Administration
Contact Name:  Cynthia McWreath
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Date Added:  10/5/2005
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